Signs Your Kids Might Have Vision Problems
Eye problems can affect anyone at any age. Some children show signs of vision problems when they are very young. If your child is between the ages of 18 months and 4 years, you might want to make an appointment with one of our optometrists. Although most children are tested in school, you do not have to wait until then to find out if your child is experiencing vision problems. Poor eyesight can prevent your child from achieving good grades and cause them to fail important tests. However, there are signs to look out for which suggest your child is experiencing vision problems.
How to Recognize Vision Problems in Children
- • Sitting too close to the television, computer monitor, or another media device.
- • Squirting to read a book, a sign, or a billboard.
- • Constantly mispronouncing simple words or omitting letters.
- • Watery or teary eyes.
- • Sensitivity to light.
- • Closing one eye to read or see better.
- • Complaining of being tired or having a headache.
- • Avoiding activities that require distance reading or participation.
- • A decline in academic performance.
These are some of the most common signs of vision problems. If your child is experiencing one or more of these symptoms, consider scheduling an eye exam for your child. At Eye Doctors of Arizona, we understand the importance of eye health, and how it can affect daily activities. If your child needs vision correction, we are here to make sure they receive exactly the type of care they need and deserve.
Pediatric Eye Care in Phoenix, AZ
Your child deserves a pediatric eye care professional that understands the negative effects of impaired vision. Oftentimes, children are diagnosed with a learning disability when the true source of their academic struggles is poor vision. For more information about pediatric eye care or to schedule an appointment, call us at (602) 257-8280.